Geoff Provest, since 2007.
Northern NSW. Tweed covers the eastern half of the Tweed shire, covering most of the shire’s population centres including Tweed Heads and Banora Point.
The current electoral district of Tweed has existed since 1999. It was held by the ALP from 1999 to 2007 and by the Nationals since 2007.
Tweed replaced the district of Murwillumbah, which had taken up the northeastern corner of NSW from its creation in 1988 until 1999. It was held by Don Beck of the Nationals for its entire existence.
Beck had previously held the seat of Byron from 1984 to 1988. Byron had been a solid Country/National seat from 1927 until its abolition in 1988, when it was split into Ballina and Murwillumbah.
After Murwillumbah was replaced by Tweed at the 1999 election, Beck ran for the seat as the National Party candidate. He lost to the ALP candidate, Neville Newell.
A former teacher, Newell had won the federal seat of Richmond off National Party leader Charles Blunt at the 1990 election. He was re-elected in 1993 and lost his federal seat in 1996.
Newell won Tweed in 1999 with a 2.6% margin. This was increased in 2003 to 3.8%.
In 2007, Newell lost Tweed to Nationals candidate Geoff Provest. Provest was re-elected in 2011 and 2015.
Tweed is a marginal Nationals seat and could be in play.
|Kerrie Collins||No Land Tax||1,042||2.4||+2.4|
|Michael Sichel||Christian Democrats||618||1.4||-1.1|
2015 two-party-preferred result
Booths in Tweed have been split into four areas. The urban area in the north-eastern corner of the seat has been split between Tweed Heads in the north and Banora Point in the south. The remaining rural parts of the seat have been split into “West” and “South”.
The Nationals won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in three out of four areas, ranging from 50.9% in Tweed Heads to 55.2% in the west. Labor won 50.8% in the south.
The Greens primary vote ranged from 11% in Banora Point to 18.8% in the south.
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Election results in Tweed at the 2015 NSW state election
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